collective bargaining agreement

New Contract for ArcelorMittal Liberia Workers Union

Hundreds of miners, forklift drivers and other workers at ArcelorMittal in Libera recently regained the jobs they lost following the 2014 Ebola epidemic and won back important benefits as part of a new collective bargaining agreement. The ArcelorMittal Liberia Workers Union and the company late last month entered into the two-year agreement, which continues a… [READ MORE]

Moroccan Port Workers Win Hard-Fought Rights in New Pact

Dock workers in Tangiers, Morocco, successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement yesterday after a two-year struggle for worker rights that involved the wrongful arrest of union leaders for union activity and an international campaign to free the two men. Significantly, the new pact with the global port operator APM Terminals includes respect for trade union… [READ MORE]

Peru: Striking Workers Detained, One Beaten

Eighteen agricultural workers in Peru were detained during a work stoppage as they protested an agro-industrial company’s failure to uphold its collective bargaining agreement, according to the Camposol Workers’ Union (SITECASA). One union leader, Carmen Silvestre Rodríguez, was beaten by the national police, and the union’s general secretary, Felipé Arteaga, has been arrested, the union… [READ MORE]

Global Unions Demand Rehiring of Fired Peruvian Garment Leader

José López Mota, former leader of a textile workers’ union local in Peru and current general secretary of the regional textile federation FERRETEX, was fired on February 10, 2014. He was dismissed after the union achieved a collective bargaining agreement in late 2013 for allegedly missing more than 15 days of work without permission. However,… [READ MORE]